Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships in New Zealand

Experienced researchers considering applying for an Individual Fellowship in 2014 under the new Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – part of the upcoming Horizon 2020 programme – are invited to consider The University of Auckland, New Zealand, as their outgoing Host Organisation.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships reinforce the extra-European dimension of the European Research Area (ERA) by funding the most promising experienced researchers to develop their skills through international or inter-sector mobility, training, knowledge transfer and cooperation.

The grant normally covers three years’ salary, a mobility allowance, research costs plus overheads for the outgoing and return host institutions. Provisional deadlines are 10 April 2014 and 12 November 2014.

As New Zealand’s pre-eminent, research-led institution university, The University of Auckland is the only university in New Zealand ranked among the world’s top 200 universities by the Times Higher Education World Rankings of Universities, and has the highest New Zealand ranking in the QS World University Rankings and the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The University of Auckland is a comprehensive university with world class, innovative research conducted over eight faculties: Arts, Business and Economics, Creative Arts and Industries, Education, Engineering, Law, Medical and Health Sciences, and Science; and, two large scale research institutes: the Auckland Bioengineering Institute and the Liggins Institute.

The Research Office at The University of Auckland ( is available to assist in locating an outgoing Scientist in Charge and proposal preparation. Interested prospective Fellows should contact Jo Stone (, in the first instance.